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Get Smart (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  20 June 2008 (USA)
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A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency.


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American Maxwell Smart works for a Government spy agency in an administrative capacity. When the agency's head office is attacked, the Chief decides to assign Maxwell as a spy and partners him with sexy Agent 99, much to her chagrin. The duo nevertheless set off to combat their attackers by first parachuting off an airplane and landing in Russian territory - followed closely by an over seven feet tall, 400 pound goon, known simply as Dalip. The duo, handicapped by Maxwell's antics, will eventually have their identities compromised, and may be chalked up as casualties, while back in America their attackers have already planted a bomb that is set-up to explode in a concert. Written by rAjOo (

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El superagente 86  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,683,480 (USA) (20 June 2008)


$130,313,314 (USA) (31 October 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the Latin American dubbed version, Agent 86 is voiced by Mexican actor Jorge Arvizu a.k.a. "El Tata", who also played the voice of the original Maxwell Smart in the 1965 Get Smart (1965) TV series. Following his style, the dubbed version includes many local puns and colloquialism. See more »


The score used by Siegfried is indeed a Ludwig van Beethoven 9th Symphony score, but it does not correspond to the music being played, which is the 4th movement. Sigfried is reading the 3rd movement, starting at bar 119. The end of the symphony is incorrectly marked in red at 3rd movement bar 131. See more »


[Max is using the toilet and listening in on two henchmen conversing by the sinks. He flushes the toilet and walks over to them]
Maxwell Smart: You know what? I will tell you, I love your country! No more communism, no rules of any kind, really. I'm filling my suitcase with steroids and art from ancient Mesopotamia, ran over an old woman yesterday, best vacation I ever had!
[an alarm on his watch goes off]
Maxwell Smart: Time to take my pill...
[leaves and returns to his and 99's table]
Maxwell Smart: There was a guy in the bathroom who's ...
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Crazy Credits

The Miramax logo is engraved on a spy satellite orbiting Earth. See more »


References Get Smart: I Am Curiously Yellow (1970) See more »


Symphony No. 40 in G Minor - I. Molto allegro
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Mel Brooks in the Audience!--and loves the movie!
13 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a preview of "Get Smart" last week at Warner Brothers, and all my worries about what they would do with the great TV series vanished in the first few moments of the movie as Steve Carell enters Control through the famous doors, and so began one of the most hilarious comedies I have seen in a long time. To my added delight, I recognized Mel Brooks himself sitting in the back row and laughing along with everyone else! What a thrill for me that not only was I seeing an early screening of the movie, but enjoying it with my hero, the co-creator of my favorite TV show of all time. Carell and Hathaway are perfectly matched. They have somehow channeled the essence of Don Adams and Barbara Feldon. Carell is drop-dead funny throughout but especially in a scene in the airplane. We all kept laughing right into the next scene, but my favorite is a dance scene with Carell and 99 that will go down in movie history as a classic. Also, I keep remembering the hilarious scene when a kid in a car tries to call his mom's attention to Carell flying outside across the car window and she testily dismisses him. At the end of the movie there was loud applause. This is a summer blockbuster. P.S. Real fans should stay through the end of the credits because the movie is dedicated to Don Adams and Ed Platt.

P.P.S. I just read the interview with Mel Brooks, and I'm delighted that he loves the movie made from the TV Series. He is certainly the best critic of it, and so it thrilled me, all the good things he said about it, because I felt the same way!

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